March 2, 2011, - 2:28 pm
As you probably know by now, the French fashion house of Christian Dior fired designer John Galliano for his videotaped monologue about how he loves Hitler and gleefully tells a restaurant patron he mistakes for a Jew how her whole family would have been gassed. It’s good to know that this company has the guts to get rid of this blatant Jew-hater. But I can’t applaud Oscar-winning actress Natalie Portman, the way everyone else is doing. She’s not exactly the “Proud Jews” she claims to be.
Mazel Tov: Natalie Portman Likes Some Jew Haters (Queen Rania) More Than Others (John Galliano)
Portman–or, rather, Nechamah Herschlag, if you’re Charlie Sheen (that’s her real last name, and I improvised on her Hebrew first name)–made a statement that she was quitting as the face of Dior’s Miss Cherie fragrance because she’s a “proud Jew” and is “shocked and disgusted” by Galliano’s statements. But Dior did the right thing in quickly axing the guy. And Portman isn’t exactly the take-a-stand, proud Jew that she claims she is. Nor is she consistent in her “shock” and “disgust” with anti-Semitism.
Portman–who was born in Israel and whose father is Israeli–still brags about her ongoing friendship with Jordanian Palestinian Queen Rania, an open anti-Semite and Jew-hater. In fact, Rania is so much of a Jew-hater that she repeatedly refused to have her dumb propaganda book printed in Hebrew. Don’t do us any favors, Rania. The kids book, “The Sandwich Swap,” is supposedly about peace and understanding, but really just preaches tolerance for extremist Muslims, equating their extremism to a mere preference of peanut butter over jelly. Yup, tell that to the ghosts of 9/11, no longer getting to custom order their PB&J.
Natalie Portman never spoke out against this, never ended her friendship with Rania, never did a thing. In fact Portman is so tight with Rania that she told Vogue that the intolerant Rania is “the smartest, most eloquent, beautiful, kind and giving woman ever.” And Portman remains partners with Rania in her microloan program for the poor, in which the loans go mostly to Muslims.
So, the next time you hear Natalie Portman proclaim herself a “proud Jew,” remember that she’s very selective in her pride. And, in fact, she’s not such a proud Jew when it counts–with regard to a queen of a Mid-East nation, rather than a fashion designer, who has been fired.
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